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Added by Play'n GO. Information last updated: 01/03/2021
Game supplier:Play'n GO
Max. win:bet x 1000
Paylines from both sides
Love & romance
Cute & cuddly
Expert's review Trystan Michielsen
Gift Shop conjures the idea of wandering into a shop selling all sorts of souvenirs and knickknacks. I wonder what kind of slot could come out of that idea!
If you’ve never seen Gift Shop before, you might be slightly disappointed. I was picturing a more modern take on slots, maybe adding a themed bonus game or something. Instead, Play ‘n GO released this 2012 slot with 3-reels and 1 payline. That’s right, it’s a classic fruit machine!
There really isn’t much to say about this slot that most beginners don’t already know about slots. I do want to comment on the graphics. Even though there isn’t much to see, the different symbols are all unique and fit the theme. Meanwhile, everything looks sharp and crisp with loads of colour.
I almost feel like the Gift Shop idea is too good to be spent on this type of slot since it offers so little room for creativity. In comparison, there’s Play ‘n GO’s own Big Win Cat, which takes a similar idea of a Japanese shop and they do turn it into a more modern slot with loads of features.
There is a music soundtrack to accompany the game which sounds fresh and energetic. The wins are emphasised with a classic alert tune. Unfortunately, the music started to sound a little repetitive after a while and that’s why I muted it.
There are only 4 different types of symbols in Gift Shop. Each of them unique, which was something of a surprise. They’re also different enough to easily differentiate.
The symbols are from highest to lowest:
But there are more winning combinations:
The game is listed as having High Volatility, which matched my experience pretty closely. Getting a win isn’t very likely since it happens frequently symbols don’t stop on the payline. When they do, they generally pay out alright.
There are only 3 bet levels to choose from, between £0.25 and £0.75. That means your investment won’t be very big. I did find that any win would generally come close or exceed in replenishing my betting. Plus the prospect of the progressive jackpot still sounds good even with low bet sizes!
Gift Shop really doesn’t have any features to speak of. The only ones worth mentioning are:
These should be familiar to all players. There is also a paytable present on the main screen of the game, which lets you quickly see how much you’ve won. I thought that was a nice addition but only practical because the game has so few symbols.
Gift Shop is a fruit machine that adds very little to the classic experience. Instead, it has perfected some elements while keeping most classic ones intact. In Gift Shop you’ll find a selection of new symbols that still maintain the same gameplay you expect from a classic slot.
I thought the game was doing what it set out to do well. It doesn’t hold any surprises but that’s what some players are looking for. I did find the game to be pretty rewarding in terms of wins and although your mileage may vary it does offer reasonable payoffs when you do get a win.
For people who like classic slots, I would recommend they give it a try. If you’re someone who prefers more modern slots with lots of features, or even a classic slot with a modern take, I would suggest you look elsewhere.
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RTP (Return to Player):94.12%
Max. win:bet x 1000
Win both ways:
Bonus game symbols:
You can play Gift Shop in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 30 other languages.
Gift Shop supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD
Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.
When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.
Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.
Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.
A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.